Water Survival Box aid is being sent to:  YEMEN

To maximise its effectiveness Water Survival Box aid is airlifted to its destination. But due to Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed upon the international transporting of freight, on this occasion we teamed up with Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire. With their assistance our boxes on this rare occasion were sent in containers by sea.

Type of disaster: CONFLICT

Since March 2015 - war has put 24 million Yemeni men, women and children in need of humanitarian assistance. Cholera is widespread and emergency levels of people needing clean water, toilets and hand washing facilities are widespread. 5 years on, the people of Yemen remain in possibly the worst humanitarian crisis in the world


100 Standard boxes left our depot, on route for Yorkshire on  the 15th of August 2020.
On arrival they were loaded into a container for dispatch by sea to the Yemen.

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Each box contains an Aquafilter pump and health and hygiene items, stainless steel kitchen set, basic shelter, simple tools, and other necessary household items. The Aquafilter pump supplied in each box when attached to the box provided can then be filled with dirty water. When manually pumped through the pumps filter it is able to deliver 10 litres of safe drinking water per person each day and will provide for a family of five for up to five years

The container is due in Aden on October 20th- just return to this page, to follow further updates.

The container has now made it to Aden, however it is still on the ship. It is currently scheduled to be moved to the port on Saturday the 24th.  Once this happens and we have a delivery date we will post the information on this page

Thursday 29th October:-  The local team ( representing J.O.Y.) is working with the port to clear the container. Due to the current number of vessels at the port this is expected to be completed in 1-2 weeks. Once the items have been cleared, they will move them to their warehouse where the WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) team will take inventory and prepare all items for distribution. Return to this page to follow developments.

Tuesday 17th November.:-    We are still waiting on the container to be offloaded and cleared by customs. The port is still full which is why it is taking longer than usual for everything to be cleared. Once we have an update that customs has cleared the boxes, we will update you on this page. It is never straight forward in circumstances like these.

Tuesday 10th December 2020: - We are happy to report that the container was cleared late Monday evening (7th December) and the items have been transferred to the WASH local warehouse. The team is awaiting approval of our distribution plans, but we are hopeful that we will be able to begin distributions in late December and continuing on to January.

January 2021 - Despite the extremely dangerous conditions the team are working under (see video below to get a feel for conditions in the area) they are still scheduled to co
mplete distribution of the boxes by the end of the month. Our thoughts are with them.

March 2021:-
  Despite the unprecedented problems involved in delivering aid in a war-zone, the in-country team working with J.O.Y. have delivered the Water Survival Box aid to those in need. Bringing a rare moment of joy to an area in conflict.  A special thank you to our donors and all those who worked so hard making this a reality.

Thank you for raising funds that have enabled this chain of events to take place. Your aid has been instrumental in providing 10 liters of safe drinking water per person each day and will provide for a family of five for up to five years. Giving this family and families like them hope for the future

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